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Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers, Dignity Health™ Members, received the Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence™ from Healthgrades, a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. This prestigious distinction places Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert among the top five percent of more than 4,500 hospitals nationwide for clinical performance.
"We take extreme pride in the compassionate care we provide to our patients on a daily basis," said Tim Bricker, president and CEO of Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert Medical Centers. "We are grateful to be recognized by Healthgrades with this award that provides continued recognition of the high quality of care we offer across a number of departments and specialties."
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert are two of 262 hospitals named this year. The two hospitals achieved their status by providing overall clinical excellence across a broad range of clinical procedures and conditions measured by Healthgrades for both risk-adjusted mortality and complication rates during and after a hospital stay. Nationally, if all hospitals performed at this level from 2009 through 2011 a total of 164,414 deaths could have potentially been prevented.
"Today, consumers have unprecedented access to information on hospital performance as it relates to specific conditions and procedures so that they can make more informed decisions about who to see and where to go for care," said Evan Marks, EVP Informatics and Strategy for Healthgrades. "The Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence enables hospitals to communicate their commitment to providing outstanding patient care and to show their continued efforts to improve clinical outcomes."
Chandler Regional and Mercy Gilbert were also recognized by Healthgrades for excellence in several other service areas, including:
For more information about Healthgrades, to download a full copy of the report or to get information about hospital and physician quality, visit Healthgrades.com.
Healthgrades, headquartered in Denver, Colorado, is a leading provider of comprehensive information about physicians and hospitals. More than 200 million consumers use the Healthgrades websites to select and communicate with physicians and hospitals that best meettheir treatment needs. Consumers are empowered through use of the Healthgrades proprietary information about clinical outcomes, satisfaction, safety, and health conditions to make more informed healthcare decisions and take action. For more information please visit Healthgrades.com and BetterMedicine.com.